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145 King Street West, Suite 2200 | Toronto, Ontario | M5H 4G2 | 416 362 3711

Howard S. Black *


p: (416) 369-4332
f: (416) 864-9223

* Partner through Professional Corporation

Client Services

Core Specialties

  • Mediation of Estate Disputes (Online and In Person)
  • Arbitration of Estate Disputes (Online and In Person)
  • Estate Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Family Business
  • Trusts
  • Wealth Management / Tax Planning
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Howard is chair of our Wills and Estates group. Howard's practice focuses on estate litigation and in-person and online mediation of estates disputes with extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning and administration. In addition to a busy estate litigation and mediation practice, Howard provides estate planning advice and advises on wills and powers of attorney to middle and high net-worth individuals in person and using digital means.

Howard is passionate about the law and about giving back to the legal community. He has been teaching for over 25 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law in Wills and Estates at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and has won two teaching awards while a professor there. Howard was the first recipient of the Osgoode Hall Law School Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence and the 2003/2004 Legal and Literary Society Teaching Excellence Award. He has published three editions of Wills and Estates: Cases, Text, and Materials. Howard is also ranked by his peers as a "Consistently Recommended" lawyer in the The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and is recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada.

Clients appreciate Howard’s ability to explain complex issues and mediate tense and stressful situations. Clients have stated he exhibits integrity, sincerity, wisdom, and 'out of the box' smarts in a manner that all lawyers should emulate.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocate’s Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Boards and Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (over 25 years of teaching experience)
  • Past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of The Ontario Bar Association

Recent Publications

Additional Publications

  • Wills and Estates: Cases, Text, and Materials (1st-3rd editions) published by Emond Publishing, 2008, 2013, and 2017 – textbook used in law school. To order a copy, contact Howard Black or visit here.
  • Quoted in the article "Lawyers pushing for mandatory mediation" on page 9 of the October 22, 2012, edition of Law Times.


Howard S. Black *


T: (416) 369-4332
F: (416) 864-9223
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  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1985
  • York University, Osgoode Hall Law School - LLM (Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2001
  • York University, Osgoode Hall Law School – LLB, 1983
  • University of Toronto – Bachelor of Arts, 1980

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Assistant Information

Joanne Hickling
p: (416) 369-4301 x1233

Marie Correia
p: (416) 369-4301 x1218

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